Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Week 3

Bula Vinaka Everyone!!

Just another week here in the MTC!! The time flys by sooo fast its insane. I am still loving it here though.
Well this week Elder Stock was sick and now he got me sick!! but its just a stuffy nose and sore throat so nothing too bad! This week Elder stock got a package from home that had a mini soccer ball and a pump for it and one of the boys from New Zealand had a rugby ball but it wasnt pumped up so I went and pumped it up so we have been playing rugby in the hallway almost everynight since haha it has been awesome.
Alright so this week we pretty much finished teaching the whole first lesson to our progressing investigator in Fijian. It is always pretty humbling to do those because there is so much that i know will help but that I am not exactly how to say for sure in Fijian but I love it. You really just have to focus on teaching the investigator and their needs and not worry so much about the language because that will come. We also had an AMAZING devotional on Sunday! it was Stephan A. Allen and he helped make like all of the church commercials so he showed them all to us and they had tons of good one liners at the ends of them that could be applied to missionary work. Most of them were just about being confident in who you are and being confident that we have the true gospel on the earth and we know the happiness that it can bring and how much we want to share that with others. He was hillarious haha the best part though was at the end we sang "All is Well" and in the last verse we all just started standing up and singing and that was probably the strongest that I have felt the spirit since I have been there. It is just so awesome that there are 2,600 missionaries here and that we could all stand and sing all is well because we know that this is where we are all supposed to be and all really is well, its actually much better than well, its awesome! haha we are all being so blessed for serving the Lord. Music is definitely the way that I always feel the strongest spirit. We sing multiple times everyday in Fijian and it is my very favorite part of the day because even though we cant understand all of the words we can still feel the spirit so strongley (and singing in Fijian sounds totally legit ;) haha
So this week Sister Longley (the only sister in our district) hurt her ankle pretty bad and so last night she asked me and Elder Stock to give her a blessing. It was so awesome to feel of that spirit and to see her faith in the blessing.
Today we got to go to the temple finally cuz it has been closed since we got here. It was so great to feel of that peace in the temple. It can be pretty hectic here at the MTC most of the time and it was great to just get away and just have that time to be at peace and feel of the spirit that is in the temple.
Yesterday we were Practicing our teaching and Elder Stock was the investigator and he said his problem was that his brother died and he felt that he couldnt pray anymore because he prayed after that and he felt he didnt receive an answer so I shared the story of Jace and how we prayed so much during that and how it may not have been the answer we wanted but it was the answer that God knew would be the best for us. It is so amazing that we have that experience that not only brought us closer together as a family and closer to the spirit but also is an experience that we can share with others to help them in their lives
Well I’m running out of time but I love you guys so much!! Look for missionary opportunities and share the happiness that the gospel brings us!!

Lomana, Elder Hawk!

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